Welcome to Friday. But, before we can get to the weekend, it’s time to relive the week that was.
Grab yourself a donut and enjoy the best Scribd had to offer.
Publishers We Discovered:
Milkweed Editions is an independent book publisher. Our mission is to identify, nurture and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it. As a nonprofit organization, Milkweed Editions depends on the generosity of institutions and individuals, in addition to revenue generated by sales of the books we publish. In an increasingly consolidated book business, this support allows us to select and publish books on the basis of their literary quality and potential.
The medical journal world is stuck in a 200-year-old medical paradigm. Scribd publisher, Cureus, is attempting to change that by eliminating procedures and political bias in their breakthrough medical and science reportage.
Small Beer Press is a publisher of fantasy and literary fiction, based in Northampton, Massachusetts. It was founded by Gavin Grant and Kelly Link in 2000 and publishes novels, collections, and anthologies.
What We Read This Week:
Move Fast. Break Things.
This California Coastal Commission report documents widespread and umpermitted development in a grove of redwoods in Big Sur, Calif., by Napster co-founder and early Facebook investor, Sean Parker. The development was related to his nuptials as Parker wed singer Alexandra Lenas in an elaborate $10 million ceremony complete with a set full of artificial ruins and rock walls reminiscent of a Hollywood Film. Parker has agreed to a $2.5 million settlement.
The Big Picture: Issue 20
Ahead of the print edition which will be available to pick up from outlets worldwide from the end of May, you can now download issue 20 of The Big Picture to enjoy on any manner of screenbased gizmo. The Summer 2013 issue’s theme is ‘Escape’ as we turn a searchlight on a varied selection of movies that all feature escapes – physical, emotional and spiritual – as their driving narrative force.
The Race Against History
May 4th marks the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, but it also marks the 35th year since the last Triple Crown champion. When Affirmed won the crown in 1978, few people could have guessed how long we would have to wait for the next Triple Crown winner. While horses have come close in recent years, none have come close to replicating the winning form of Affirmed or Secretariat, perhaps the most famous horse of all time. Activ8Social takes a closer look at the Triple Crown with “A Race Against History”
Never in history had two major military factions – the American and British, combined for such a massive mission. It was the largest full-scale amphibious assault in history comprised of aerial, nautical and land support. And thanks to some lucky breaks and bad weather, the invasion was a success at allowing troops to pour into France and deep into enemy territory.
This is one of our favorite selections from the curated collection of D-Day books we published yesterday.
A Look to the Week Ahead:
Next week, the annual WWDC rolls into San Francisco. For those of you attending, be sure to make the ten minute pilgrimage to Scribd HQ for our third annual WWDC party. There will be go-karts. Bungee runs. Beer. Booze. And lots of Scrazy shenanigans. You don’t want to miss out. For more information, click on the flyer and also be sure to rsvp on our Facebook page and share the awesomeness with your friends!